The 27-year-old is now set to jet out to Italy to link up with Serie A side Sassuolo, and will undergo a medical before putting pen to paper on a contract.
The Hammers are said to have accepted a fee of £7million plus add ons for the former Sampdoria man.
£7million plus add ons is a pretty decent deal for a player who was likely going to be fourth choice at best in the centre of the West Ham midfield next season. Declan Rice, Mark Noble and Jack Wilshere – providing he stays fit – will be expect to swallow up the majority of the game time in the centre of the pitch, so Obiang was always going to be a candidate to be sold this summer. The Hammers have spent plenty of money since Manuel Pellegrini arrived and that is going to have to be offset from somewhere. £7million+ for a fourth choice central midfielder seems like a pretty good place to start. Obiang has been a decent servant to the east London side but he’s never been what you could call a star man. Pellegrini’s team will keep on ticking without him and, as long as Wilshere can stay fit, his absence likely won’t be felt at all moving forward.